Hugh Jackman helps church

Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman helped pay for heating at a church. The charitable 44-year-old actor was struck by the plight of St Mary the Virgin church in Ewelme, Oxon, where he filmed scenes for Les Misérables, and organized for producers to pay $16,000 to fund the building's new heating system. The Rev Jonathan Meyer told The Daily Star: "The spiritual message of the film brought everyone together." Hugh - who had to shed a massive 30 pounds to play emaciated ex-convict Jean Valjean - revealed he almost quit the blockbuster production due to stress and a catastrophic rehearsal. He admitted on stage at the Golden Globes while accepting his best Actor prize: "I really thought I'd bitten off more than I could chew. My wife talked me off that cliff, like she talks me most days."

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  1. Suneagle • January 19, 2013 @ 12:18 AM

    Oh no plz don’t tell me 30lbs of muscle!! He needs that for Wolverine!!

  2. Bobby • January 21, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

    Really don’t know if I’d much rather see him as a man singing songs about anything and everything or as Wolverine tearing everything up and being totally badass. Hmm.

  3. C-Dub • January 21, 2013 @ 4:26 PM

    He is a truly versitile actor. Good for him. Wolverine rocks!

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